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Cranberry and Cayenne Turkey Salad

This turkey salad is the perfect holiday appetizer
Turkey Salad
The Daily Meal

If you’re roasting a whole turkey, chances are you’re going to have a LOT of leftovers. This simple and crave-worthy appetizer is the perfect use for that extra poultry.

This recipe is courtesy of Keebler and Damaris Phillips.


  • 2/3 Cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 1/2 Cups cold turkey, diced
  • 1/4 Cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 32 crackers, preferably Toasteds Buttercrisp crackers
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


In a large bowl, whisk together mayo, mustard, cayenne, and lemon juice until smooth.

Mix in turkey, parsley, celery, green onions, and cranberries. Season with salt and pepper.

Let sit for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.

To serve, top each cracker with turkey salad.